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Gary Oldman Does Himself a Great Disservice With Anti-Semitic Diatribe

British actor Gary Oldman unleashed a torrent of instantly regrettable remarks about Hollywood culture in the latest edition of Playboy, couching his statements in that tediously familiar type of defiant language so often brandished by the clueless.

Posted on Jun 24, 2014 READ MORE



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Krugman to Playboy: Economic Crisis ‘Doesn’t Have to Be Happening’

Playboy magazine sent economics writer Jonathan Tasini to speak to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman about the economic crisis and the possibilities for the future. What resulted was a neat picture of Krugman’s views on the state of the U.S. economy, the plight of common Americans and the failure of the political class to do anything about it.

Posted on Feb 18, 2012 READ MORE



AP / Irwin Fedriansyah

Indonesia Frees ‘Playboy’ Editor

We’ve been tracking the fate of Erwin Arnada since 2006, when the editor launched a PG version of Playboy in the world’s most populous Muslim country. After all these years, the Indonesian high court has invalidated the indecency charges on which Arnada was convicted. It’s a big day for swimsuits in Bali.

Posted on Jun 23, 2011 READ MORE



Uncensored Playboy Is (Not) Coming to the iPad

According to a tweeting Hugh Hefner, Playboy magazine, “both old & new” is coming to the iPad, and it “will be uncensored.” That’s somewhat surprising, considering that Apple CEO Steve Jobs once claimed that the iPad was designed to offer “freedom from porn.” (Update)

Posted on Jan 19, 2011 READ MORE



The Economics of Video Games

How video games are changing the economy, the story behind the mythological toppling of the Saddam Hussein statue in Baghdad, and the merits of being grossed out. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 7, 2011 READ MORE


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imdb.com

U.S. Soldier Sues, Claims He’s ‘Hurt Locker’ Character

He and his lawyer waited until the Oscar ballots were in, but on Tuesday, Master Sgt. Jeffrey Sarver, a U.S. Army soldier who worked as a bomb disposal specialist in Iraq, filed a lawsuit claiming that he had provided the real-world inspiration for actor Jeremy Renner’s character in “The Hurt Locker.” Why did he wait until the votes were cast?

Posted on Mar 3, 2010 READ MORE


Michael Schwartz

Sen. Coburn’s Aide: All Pornography Is Gay Pornography

Hey, you can really learn some interesting and revealing stuff at the Values Voter Summit! Take, for example, this startling declaration made Saturday by Michael Schwartz, Sen. Tom Coburn’s chief of staff, about how all pornography is gay and can make viewers gay ... or at least less attentive to their wives.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009 READ MORE


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hollywoodgrind.com

Alec Baldwin Considering Congressional Bid

After the likes of Ronald Reagan, Sonny Bono and Al Franken, Alec Baldwin’s (still tentative) musings about taking up the celebrity-politician mantle carry a certain sense of dramatic inevitability. The “30 Rock” star may play a Republican on TV but leans to the left in his offscreen life.

Posted on Jul 7, 2009 READ MORE


Bettie Page
myspace.com

So Long, Bettie Page

Long before Madonna, Dita Von Teese or any number of aspiring sirens squeezed into their first corsets, there was proto-vixen Bettie Page, who brought her own racy sensibility to the art of pinup photography in the 1950s.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008 READ MORE


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AP photo / Jim Mone

Franken Gaining Ground in Minnesota Senate Race

A couple of months ago, Al Franken’s U.S. Senate bid might have seemed like a long shot, even when it came to politics as (un)usual in his quirky home state of Minnesota. Now, victory may be within reach for the former “SNL” star in his race against Republican incumbent Norm Coleman.

Posted on Oct 23, 2008 READ MORE


John and Cindy McCain
AP photo / LM Otero

The Other Mrs. McCain

The Brits are in on the American election speculation game, judging by this Daily Mail article about John McCain’s first wife, Carol, which, despite reporter Sharon Churcher’s “tsk-tsk” tone about McCain’s possible philandering and his eventual wife-swap (enter Cindy, beer heiress, pictured), also allows that Carol McCain still cares about her ex-husband and supports him in his political ventures.

Posted on Jun 9, 2008 READ MORE


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seasite.niu.edu

Playboy on Trial in Indonesia

The editor of the Indonesian version of Playboy magazine is on trial for indecency in the world’s most populous Muslim state. The magazine contains no nudity, but the prosecution cited the “inviting expressions” of the underwear-clad models as one of the reasons it is asking for the maximum penalty of 32 months.

Posted on Dec 7, 2006 READ MORE


Jimmy Carter and Robert Scheer
Courtesy Playboy and Akashic Books

Classic Scheer-Carter Interview From ‘Playing President’

During a 1976 interview for Playboy magazine that would produce one of the most famous remarks by a presidential candidate in modern times, Jimmy Carter told Robert Scheer, “I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times.” Check out an excerpt of that exchange, along with many more in Scheer’s new book, “Playing President.”

Posted on Jun 22, 2006 READ MORE


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AP / Irwin Fedriansyah

Tame Version of Playboy Hits Jakarta Stands

Islamic hard-liners called the magazine a form of moral terrorism, despite the fact that there are no nude photos in it.
This is reminiscent of what happened in Eastern Europe after the fall of the Iron Curtain when titillating material quickly appeared and then spread like kudzu.
Liberties will always rush to fill a vacuum, just not necessarily in the way favored by religious fundamentalists.

Posted on Apr 6, 2006 READ MORE


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Bob Child / AP

Sex Week at Yale Draws Controversy, Porn Stars

A prudish Harvard student, writing in a conservative campus newspaper, says the following of Yale’s annual ode to sex: “I don’t see how bringing a Playboy stripper to campus is helping anything.”
No surprise there. The Yale contingent at Truthdig knows from experience that Cantabs are sooooo uptight.

Posted on Feb 17, 2006 READ MORE


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